Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: The Royal Institution: What Happens When Maths Go Wrong? (Matt Parker)

  1. #1
    Administrator Aragorn's Avatar
    Join Date
    17th March 2015
    Location
    Middle-Earth
    Posts
    13,191
    Thanks
    58,970
    Thanked 54,200 Times in 13,175 Posts

    Thumbs Up The Royal Institution: What Happens When Maths Go Wrong? (Matt Parker)

    Another lecture I seriously recommend, even if only because of its entertainment value. This guy is really hilarious.





    DESCRIPTION

    Most of the time, the maths in our everyday lives works quietly behind the scenes, until someone forgets to carry a '1' and a bridge collapses or a plane drops out of the sky.

    Matt Parker is a stand-up comedian and mathematician. He appears regularly on TV and online: as well as being a presenter on the Discovery Channel. His YouTube videos have been viewed over 37 million times. Previously a high-school mathematics teacher, Matt visits schools to talk to students about maths as part of Think Maths and he is involved in the Maths Inspiration shows. In his remaining free time, Matt wrote the books Things To Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension and Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors. He is also the Public Engagement in Mathematics Fellow at Queen Mary University of London.

    Find where to purchase Matt's new book, Humble Pi:
    wwwh.umble-pi.com




    DURATION

    1 hour 8 minutes




    = DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR =

  2. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Aragorn For This Useful Post:

    Dreamtimer (10th March 2019), Elen (11th March 2019), giovonni (11th March 2019), Kathy (10th March 2019), NotAPretender (11th March 2019), tarka the duck (10th March 2019)

  3. #2
    Permanently Banned England
    Join Date
    25th February 2019
    Location
    South east England
    Posts
    90
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 163 Times in 69 Posts
    A wonderful English tradition with the Christmas lectures for young people being a highlight .

    Suggest you also show the Brian Cox lecture on the Quantum Universe for beginners . 'Strangeness' in all of its true glory .

  4. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Christopher For This Useful Post:

    Aragorn (10th March 2019), Kathy (10th March 2019)

  5. #3
    Senior Member palooka's revenge's Avatar
    Join Date
    25th March 2018
    Location
    atlanta
    Posts
    435
    Thanks
    881
    Thanked 2,321 Times in 434 Posts
    Quote Originally posted by Christopher View Post
    A wonderful English tradition with the Christmas lectures for young people being a highlight .

    Suggest you also show the Brian Cox lecture on the Quantum Universe for beginners . 'Strangeness' in all of its true glory .
    i hope u, he, or someone does... oh, wait... all i gotta do is search it... duh!!

    edit... i see a bunch o em... help!

  6. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to palooka's revenge For This Useful Post:

    Aragorn (10th March 2019), Dreamtimer (11th March 2019), Elen (11th March 2019), Kathy (10th March 2019), NotAPretender (11th March 2019)

  7. #4
    Administrator Aragorn's Avatar
    Join Date
    17th March 2015
    Location
    Middle-Earth
    Posts
    13,191
    Thanks
    58,970
    Thanked 54,200 Times in 13,175 Posts
    Quote Originally posted by Christopher View Post
    A wonderful English tradition with the Christmas lectures for young people being a highlight .

    Suggest you also show the Brian Cox lecture on the Quantum Universe for beginners . 'Strangeness' in all of its true glory .
    Well, you'll have to be more precise than that, because Brian Cox has a whole bunch of lectures on YouTube that are related to the topic of quantum mechanics. And, you are of course free to post it yourself, if you have the link.
    = DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR =

  8. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Aragorn For This Useful Post:

    Dreamtimer (11th March 2019), Elen (11th March 2019), Kathy (10th March 2019), NotAPretender (11th March 2019)

  9. #5
    Permanently Banned England
    Join Date
    25th February 2019
    Location
    South east England
    Posts
    90
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 163 Times in 69 Posts
    Quote Originally posted by Aragorn View Post
    Well, you'll have to be more precise than that, because Brian Cox has a whole bunch of lectures on YouTube that are related to the topic of quantum mechanics. And, you are of course free to post it yourself, if you have the link.

    I watched one or two when shown on TV and enjoyed them , as reminders of the period when I sailed from Einstein , took to Quantum and then Subquantum Kinetics . Joseph Farrell is very knowledgeable in

    these areas . Pity you missed interviewing him as he has that rare ability to translate complex matters into a very easy to understand narrative . I will have a word with him when we next speak .

  10. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Christopher For This Useful Post:

    Aragorn (10th March 2019), Dreamtimer (11th March 2019), Elen (11th March 2019), Kathy (10th March 2019)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •